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Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Media Life: Of new radio, missing castles, harps and Dow Jones

It’s about time on this one. Placer County resident Pat Walsh has been the “sports guy” at Sacramento’s KFBK for 17 years. If there’s anyone who dese ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

Media Life: Huell Howser, Auburn bridge forever linked via web

  The late, great Huell Howser had a way of tapping into some kind of deep-seated desire by Californians to identify with the state’s disparate points of pride - large, ...

Media Life: Newcastle night spot on track for rebirth

    Mike Antuzzi can reel off the various incarnations of a cavernous, near-empty brick building that is now filled from weathered floorboards to pressed-tin ceiling wi ...

Media Life: Leigh Stephens records new homage to rock-guitar instrumentals

    Auburn resident Leigh Stephens has returned to the studio and emerged with a new recording that moves the music further forward – and further away from the Bl ...

Media Life:End of line for Auburn’s Pappy’s restaurant

The average lifespan of an American eatery is about seven years. Pappy’s Restaurant at the Victorian Village along Highway 49 in Auburn has stood the test of time, trend and ...